Tigers in Virginia zoo test positive for COVID-19
At the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, two tigers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The two tigers, Osceola and Stubbey, first started showing symptoms last week. They were mild respiratory symptoms like wheezing and dry cough.
A third tiger is also developing symptoms.
There is no risk to humans and all the tigers have been removed from the exhibits, the zoo stated, according to the Virginia-Pilot. It is still unclear how they were infected.
“As of today, both Stubbey and Osceola are in good spirits,” officials wrote in a statement.
This is not the first case of tigers catching COVID. At the start of the pandemic, a New York zoo had the same issue.
Story via Katherine Hafner with the Virginia-Pilot